To say that the State of Alabama has problems is to put it mildly. Eliminate the feel good and personal interest bills and our legislature might just get something done. "Might" is still a pretty big word there.
Personal interest bill? A number of years ago a state legislator introduced a bill making it illegal to honk horns or play radios or initiate any other noise on streets and land adjacent to known hunting property during hunting seasons. Why? One of his friends had been upset by passing motorists and neighbors ruining his dove hunting...
BTW, such a law if passed, wouldn't hold up in court. "Judge, I was attempting to make the 18-wheeler headed toward me in my lane aware of my presence." "Judge, I was playing music to calm my grandson who was teething." You get the idea.
Now we "need" a state amendment to uphold a federal amendment? "Well, constituents, at least I did something." Please, yes, please, do something, but be sure it's the right thing and not something utterly useless.
The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department is a different matter. For several weeks, Pen-N-Sword has been working on a detailed report of various ongoing legal wranglings in that office. Expect an interesting investigative article coming soon.
And there are those who ask why Ronnie (PassMeTheDonutsYouPrettyYoungThing) Willis would want to retire?